Research Briefings from CMCS

ISSUE 10
WORDS, WORKS & WONDERS

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Words, works & wonders or signs are significant in both the Muslim and Christian traditions in different ways. Words are found in texts – not just holy texts but also in archives such as those at CMCS. This edition also considers the work of Christians living amongst Muslims in the Middle East both historically and today.  Finally, it explores the idea of the Word of God as being a sign – and a wonder – to humankind.

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ISSUE 9
LIVING TOGETHER: THE IMPLICATIONS OF MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS SHARING TERRITORY

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A look at what happens when Muslims and Christians share territory in various contexts: Ethiopia, C19th Damascus, the work place and prison.

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ISSUE 8
THINKING AFTER NEWBIGIN: FAITH RESPONSES TO RELATIVISM AND PLURALISM IN A SECULAR WORLD

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Our eighth edition of the CMCS Research Briefings is dedicated to the work of Bishop Lesslie Newbigin and features four papers presented at a symposium held at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, in November 2016, jointly sponsored by CMCS and the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture.

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ISSUE 7
LEARNING TOGETHER IN A COMPLEX WORLD

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This term the CMCS Research Briefings showcases some of the ways in which the centre works and particularly highlights the research of two of our former scholarship holders as well as the monthly Qur'an & Bible reading group.

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ISSUE 6
WHAT IS THE 'GOSPEL' MENTIONED IN THE QUR'AN?

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This term the CMCS Research Briefing takes the form of an occasional paper presented by our Academic Director, Dr Martin Whittingham, to a largely Muslim audience at a conference held in Ankara, Turkey, in May 2014 entitled Rethinking the Qur’an: Qur’anic concepts.

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ISSUE 5
APPROACHES TO MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN STUDIES

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To fully explore the field of Muslim-Christian studies a breadth of skill and knowledge is required. This edition showcases the wide range of interdisciplinary research that is taking place at the centre.

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ISSUE 4
MUSLIM CHRISTIAN RELATIONS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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This issues covers perspectives on Muslim-Christian relations from different disciplines, contexts and eras, using the past to help illuminate and inform our future.

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ISSUE 3
ETHICS & THE LAW: MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS

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This edition was compiled against the tragic background of events in Paris during January 2015 as hostages, police and terrorists died in acts of extreme callousness, highlighting the urgent need to understand the relationship between religion, law and ethics.

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ISSUE 2
MUSLIM VIEWS OF THE BIBLE: PAST AND PRESENT

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This edition presents three articles and a book review on the theme of 'Muslim Views of the Bible: Past and Present'. The articles contained in the Briefing are edited versions of longer papers given at a CMCS symposium on the same theme in December 2013.

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ISSUE 1
INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE: INSTITUTIONAL AND GRASSROOTS APPROACHES

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This edition presents three articles on the theme of contemporary inter-faith dialogue questioning motivations, objectives and impact.

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Links to Further Articles

An Islamic Commentary on Galatians: A Muslim Philosopher Reads Paul (Shabbir Akhtar)

Kenneth Cragg’s Critique of Muhammad as Statesman (Shabbir Akhtar)

Is Bible Study Ḥalāl (Muhammad Al-Hussaini)

Christian-Muslim relations and Oxford University Museums (James Allan)

Religion, Media and Perspectivism (Abeer al-Najjar)

Democracy in Egypt, Theory and Reality (Bishop Angaelos)

Revelation in Christianity and Islam (Mahmoud Ayoub)

Kenneth Cragg’s Islam (Dan Brown)

Islamic Courts in Kenya and Tanzania (John Chesworth)

Admitted truth Dealing with the overlaps between Christians and Muslims (David Coffey)

Personal Narratives and their Potential for Dialogue Stories told by Young Muslim Women (Sariya Contractor)

Hope for Muslim-Christian Relations (Kenneth Cragg)

Permission to Live Under Christian Rule, Views of a Medieval Muslim Jurist (Steve Gertz)

Not Just an Interesting Exercise (Ida Glaser)

Taking up the Cross and Serving Others (Ida Glaser)

Transforming Prophethood Reading the Transfiguration Alongside Islamic Texts (Ida Glaser)

Dialogue and Politics in Egypt ( Henrik Hansen)

Can Non-Muslims be Saved (Jon Hoover)

Governing Diverse Communities A Medieval Muslim Illustration (Shainool Jiwa)

Voluntary Sharī‘a Muslim Attitudes in South-west Nigeria (Abdul-Fatah ‘Kola Makinde)

Socio-Historical Contexts in Legal Reasoning, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and `Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī on dhimmis (Nazirudin Mohd Nasir)

Muslim, Christian and Jewish Physicians on Wine (Daniel Nicolae)

Egypt and the Challenges of Democracy (Tariq Ramadan)

Outsider Queen, Judge of Jewish Leaders, or Convert to Islam (Sarah Snyder)

Jesus, My Wāsṭa Applying a Middle Eastern Cultural Concept to the New Testament (Ekkardt Sonntag)

In what ways might following the example of Jesus transform Christian-Muslim Relationships (Various)

Muslim Approaches to the Bible (Martin Whittingham)

So you want to read about . . . Muslim-Christian Relations in North Africa (Malcolm Williams)